Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sunrise Over Snowy Sagebrush

Yet another shot from Jackson Hole...  Took this on the morning of our wildlife tour and if I remember correctly, the temperature was something like 9 degrees above zero.  Yeah, a little chilly...

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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300s
Lens - Nikkor 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length - 75mm
Aperture - f11.0
Exposure - 1/1000
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 7, spaced 1 EV apart from -3 to +3

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Inside the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

This is a cool place to go and have a drink when visiting Jackson, WY.  It's a little touristy, but the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar is still fun and just one of those "must sees".  We stopped in one afternoon while shopping in the square and had ourselves a cocktail or two.

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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300s
Lens - Sigma 10.0-20.0 mm f/4.0-5.6
Focal Length -10mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - 1.6 secs
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 800
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 7, spaced 1 EV apart from -3 to +3

Monday, November 24, 2014

More Mountains...

I'm on a mountains kick right now for some reason.  I guess because winter is coming and this picture has lots of snow in it!  I took this during a wildlife tour in Jackson Hole, WY in Feb of 2013.

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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300s
Lens - Nikkor 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length - 105.0 mm
Aperture - ƒ/11.0
Exposure - 1/320
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -1 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Misty Mountain Thru the Trees

I think it's time I posted another photograph.  It's been a while.  That's for two reasons... One is that I've been pretty lazy and the other is that I just recently switched from a PC to a Mac and I'm sort of re-learning how a computer works.  There are big differences between the two and getting used to them takes a bit of time.  I like the new Mac, but I find some of it is klugey and cheap-looking.  However, it's smokin'-fast so processing pics is much better!

That's where this shot comes in... It's from Alaska and one of the first shots I processed on this new machine.  I took this when we were riding the Alaska Railroad train back to Girdwood from a fjords tour in Seward.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 143.9 mm
Aperture - ƒ/6.0
Exposure - 1/320
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Inside the Edward Jones Dome

I always like to get a shot of the inside of the different stadiums we go to while completing our NFL stadium bucket list.  Sometimes I'll take a panorama and sometimes I'll just take a wide angle shot.  This here is a wide angle shot taken from our seats prior to the game starting.  It's harder to get a shot during the game because I don't want to obstruct others' view of the game not to mention other in front may obstruct the shot anyway. That's not always true, but that's my excuse anyway... ;-)

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f4
Exposure - 1/80
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 2000
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Brady Throws

Today there will be a great football game starring the two best quarterbacks in the league; Tom Brady and Peyton Manning in the Denver Broncos v the New England Patriots game!  I've posted some pics of Peyton Manning before here and here.  I had a better camera and closer seats when shooting Peyton, but never posted any pics of Tom Brady.  So, since this game is coming on today, I thought I'd post a shot of "Tawmy" as the Bostonians would say.  We sat way up at Gillette Stadium and I only had my little Sony point and shoot, but I like this shot here even if it isn't technically perfect.  Still a fun action shot and you can see that Brady is throwing the ball.  It was a fun game and it was cold, too!  We even went with my old Air Force buddy Earl and his son so it was an extra-special good time!  Oh and the Patriots won by something like 35-21.

I did a little editing in Snapseed on my iPad to give it a more vintage flavor.  (Sorry, no good exif for this one...)

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Preventive Maintenance At 50 and Rocking in Paradise

This past Friday I had quite a life event. You see, I recently turned 50 years old and at that age one is highly recommended to have a certain "preventive maintenance procedure" done. Those of you who are near or over 50 probably know what I'm talking about.  If you don't, I don't want to be gross about it so let's say I'm a car... I had to fill my tank with some Gumout cleaner and then have my exhaust system inspected internally from the tailpipe, past the muffler, to the exhaust manifold to make sure there is no rust, carbon build-up or fuel deposits.  There was a deposit that had to be removed but there is no rust as far as we know right now!

I must say though, the experience wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.  I was a bit freaked out about it, but now that it's over, I'm glad I did it. The bad thing is I have to have another exhaust inspection in three years.

The last thing I can take away from the whole experience is this; doctors are great and thank goodness we have them. But, if it wasn't for the nurses, the whole experience would be horrible! Nurses are the best and they make the whole show work! Of course I may be biased since Eileen is a nurse, but they all ROCK for sure!

I came up with the car analogy because when I was getting wheeled into the O.R., I told the nurse it looked like a garage.  I mean there were all these lights that looked like "light-alls", there were lots of tables and tools and there was a bunch of what looked like tool chests!  You know that gives me an idea, what if they made operating rooms look like garages?!  Make the tool chests have "Craftsman" logos on them, have a bunch of pictures of cars in there, make the floor a black and white checkerboard!  Wouldn't that be cool?  Kind of like Sport Clips only for an operating room!  But, it would obviously have to be really clean!  No grease-monkeys allowed!  Then again, maybe not such a good idea...

As relieved as I was knowing that my procedure wasn't as bad as I thought, it was still no walk in the park. I would so much rather have been here where I took this shot.  This swinging bench was at Shipwreck Beach on Kauai! I guess rocking in this chair could be my happy place so to speak!

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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikkor 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length - 28mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 6 secs
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 7, from -3 to +3 spaced 1 EV apart

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